Aviation was integrated into the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) by Directive 2008/101/EC which became law on the 2 February 2009. As from 1 January 2012 all aircraft operators who operate flights that arrive at or depart from an airport in the EU became subject to the scheme. This includes non-EU and EU aircraft operators.
ERA Policy & Action
Faced with growing international unease over the application of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to aviation, ERA's position is that the EU ETS should be completely withdrawn, or its implementation suspended, for all air carriers until existing disputes can be reconciled or until the International Civil Aviation Organisation has had time to develop a climate protection scheme that could be applied world-wide.
To view publicly available documents on Emissions Trading, including ERA Position Papers and external documents, please click here.
Documents for Members Only
Please click here to view documents on Emissions Trading exclusively for ERA members. These include a Practical Guide on the inclusion of Aviation into the EU ETS.